The Synod urged Parliament to abandon the anti-Catholic laws

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in photobacteria of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in Kiev, archival photoThe Synod urged Parliament to abandon the anti-Catholic laws© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church urged the Parliament to reject unconstitutional bills under consideration in the Parliament and related to the activities of the UOC, the documents have the purpose of legal liquidation of the UOC, said on Tuesday the website of the Ukrainian Church following the meeting of the Synod.

«The sacred Synod urges all parties that are working on the adoption of draft laws # 4128 (about changing the subordination of religious communities), no. 4511 (on the special status of religious organizations), No. 5309 (for change of name of religious organizations), to abandon those legislative intent as contradicting the Constitution of Ukraine and is anti-Church», — is spoken in the message.

These legislative initiatives, the resolution of the Synod, «the purpose of legal liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by means of raider attacks through the name change, illegal interference in the control and seizure of property (shrines, temples and monasteries)».

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